Author Natalie McNeal explains how to undergo a financial fast. Plus, Chris Rob is a musician, a Chicago native — and the younger brother of actor Craig Robinson of the TV show The Office — performs. And two longtime Chicago Tribune reporters who took buyouts reflect on their years with the paper. Plus, we have another installment of our ongoing series "My Life In Three Songs."
Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times are reporting this morning that the Mayor is considering the largest property tax hike in decades to bring money to the seriously underfunded fire and police pensions.
Late last week, Chicago Tribune editorial board member Kristen McQueary wrote an opinion column about Chicago’s deep financial crisis. McQueary wrote that Chicago needs to wipe the slate clean, and she wished for a natural disaster, another Hurricane Katrina in her words, to do the job.
We look at how social media use has exploded among street gangs and is changing the way they operate. Also, we hear from the architect who proposed a plan for Obama's presidential library to be in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.